Winifred Horan Trio at Landmark Nov. 8
Landmark Concerts present the Winifred Horan Trio on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Old St. Peters Landmark Church in The Dalles. On “The Memory of Magic” CD release tour, this is a rare west coast appearance from one of the world’s top Irish fiddlers. “Win” Horan is an American fiddler of Irish descent. After classical training, she played with the all-female Celtic music ensemble “Cherish the Ladies” before becoming an original member of the Irish traditional music group Solas. Horan is a nine-time champion Irish stepdancer and won an All-Ireland Junior Championship at age eleven. Tickets are $15 and available at Klindt’s Booksellers or at the door.
‘Swindler’ at River City Nov. 15
Swindler is Seattle’s leading Pacific NW jamband “producing a fresh and original sound that integrates funk, jazz and psychedelic rock into a masterful sonic tapestry.” Recently seen at 4 Peaks Festival and featured in Relix Magazine, Swindler stops in Hood River on Friday, Nov. 15, at the River City Saloon. Expect “funk-based grooves, tight melodic arrangements and strong instrumental improvisation all create a vibe that brings the dance floor alive.” River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Country Dance returns Nov. 9
The Mid-Columbia Folklore Society presents the Second Saturday Country Dance at the Rockford Grange in Hood River on Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. with dance caller Marte Fallshore (Ellensburg, Wash.) and music from the Yard Art Ensemble featuring local fiddler Genavie Thomas and friends. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth 16 and under. Please bring snack treats for break time. Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.
The Happiness Lab meets Nov. 27
The Happiness Lab is a project of Gorge Happiness Month—an invitation to all to join the conversation about what makes you happy. The Happiness Lab meets Wednesday, Nov. 27, 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Coming up in Januar; the group will be tackling a free online course on the science of happiness, offered through Yale University.
Megan Alder Trio at Rivertap
Live music coming up at Rivertap:
Friday, Nov. 8: Jeff Carrell and Kenny Olsen, 6-9 p.m. (Covers, Rock ‘n Roll)
Saturday, Nov. 9: Megan Alder Trio, 6-9 p.m. (Up and coming country artist)
Sunday, Nov. 10: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6-9 p.m.
Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles; 541-296-7870.
Mark Reynolds Band at Solera
On Friday, Nov. 22, it’s the Mark Reynolds Band at Solera Brewery. With Mark Reynolds, vocals/guitar, Jim Drake on mandolin and Steve Alford on drums, the band plays original roots-rock, 60s-inspired Americana and depression-era blues. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.
Jazz Rocks! featuring Jazz Collective Nov. 15, 17
The CGOA Jazz Collective and local school jazz bands present two performances of Jazz Rocks! Friday, Nov. 15 (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 17 (2 p.m.) at Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center. Tickets at door or at gorgeorchestra.org: $20 adults ($15 members), $5 youth 10-17, and free for kids under 10. Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center, 3000 Wy’east Rd, Hood River; 541-354-1548.
‘Rooted: Gorge Stories’ returns Nov. 14
Rooted: Gorge Stories of Community, Creativity and Innovation is a night of storytelling by a compelling roster of speakers, including musician Rachel Drake, Tofurkey founder Seth Tibbott and Arctic explorer Katie Crafts. This year’s event is Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Center for the Arts in Hood River. Tickets $7 advance/$10 at the door. For more information visit www.livablehoodriver.org.
The Rock Doctors at Zim’s Nov. 9
Live music coming up at Zim’s:
Friday, Nov. 8: Al & Nolan Hare with Ben Tibbets on drums, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9: The Rock Doctors!, 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.
Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles; 541-296-2368.
Land of Stories Trivia Challenge and more
Coming up Thursday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. at the Hood River librarty: No Assigned Reading Book Club: Choose a book and come share what was great (or terrible) about it. This month’s theme: Horror books. Pizza and snacks will be available. Meet in the Columbia Room upstairs.
Coming up Friday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m.: Take an adventure though the “Land of Stories” and discover all there is to know about fairy tales, spells and giant frogs and win prizes, treats and learn fun facts about books. Come in costume for extra points. Free admission, program for teens and tweens ages 8 to 18.
Coming up Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m.: Family Makerspace Night: Create an abstract art project with alcohol-based paint and fire.
Saturdays: Makerspace Open Hours 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 3D Printer, glue guns, craft supplies. (Parental liability waivers required.)
Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.
Folk singer Lauren Sheehan in Stevenson
Roots Americana musician Lauren Sheehan launched her performing career in 2002 and has become well-known in the Portland music scene. Catch a solo acoustic show on Friday, Nov. 15, at Clark and Lewies in Stevenson. Critics say Sheehan is a “vivacious ‘songster’ who delights audiences with the breadth of her material, evocative artistry and musicianship.” Music is from 7-9 p.m. Clark and Lewies, 130 SW Cascade Ave, Stevenson, Wash.; 509-219-0097.
Tim Mayer plays Nov. 7
Keyboardist Tim Mayer presents a house concert on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7-8 p.m. at 1419 Sherman Ave., Hood River. Joining Tim is Mike Grodner (drums), as well as Jonathan Green (bass), a special guest from the Seattle Symphony. Expect a mix of jazz standards, a few of Tim’s original compositions and some pop and rock tunes. For more information contact Tim at email@example.com.
Europatopia plays Nov. 23
It’s a night of live music—Klezmer and Beyond with world-folk band Europatopia, at the Bingen Theater on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. The seven-piece band mixes jazz, classical, Klezmer and more, exploring the roots of music with European flair. Suggested donation $15. Bingen Theater, 210 Oak Street, Bingen, Wash.
HREF Blues Benefit Nov. 15
It’s a rockin’ blues party for the Hood River Education Foundation on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., featuring Rick Estrin and the Nightcats. The party happens in the Gorge Room of the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Tickets are $30. 21 and over only. Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
‘Sky’ Flamenco show Nov. 7
It’s an evening of Flamenco music and dancing on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Rockford Grange in Hood River. Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest her show, “Sky, an evening of Flamenco,” featuring guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist Diego Amador, Jr. The all-ages performance is part of a 30-date west coast tour. Tickets $22, VIP $35, student $15, child $8; www.brownpapertickets.com. Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.
Red Robe Revival plays Nov. 8
Red Robe Revival plays “decade spanning semi-acoustic tunes” and features Brendan Ramey, Eileen Garvin, Doug Archbald and Nate Ullrich. Catch the band on Friday, Nov. 8, at Solera Brewery in Parkdale. Music is from 6-9 p.m. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.
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